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Science  26 Aug 2016:
Vol. 353, Issue 6302, pp. 867-868
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf8056

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Problems in biodiversity conservation tend to be highly complex, encompassing both biological and social systems and their interactions (1). Many have argued for multidisciplinary research in conservation, particularly a more effective engagement of the human sciences (2). But even when multidisciplinary, research may not be able to deliver the insights needed to solve a conservation problem. Recent studies help to elucidate these challenges and show how research can be effective in underpinning conservation decisions (25).